PAF ready to respond to internal, external threats: Air Chief


Says air capabilities, military response in Northern Region further strengthened

Pakistan Air Force Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu inspected PAF Air Base Skardu in the Northern region. PAF chief stated that the current situation in the region requires PAF to be ready at all times to respond to any external or internal security challenge.

He said that the increase in infrastructure and military capabilities by the Pakistan Air Force is an important milestone in the expansion of the operational capabilities of the PAF and the military strategy. He said air capabilities and military response in the northern region of the PAF have been further strengthened.

The current situation in the region requires us to be ready at all times to respond to any external or internal security challenge, he added. “Advances in space, electronic and cyber warfare, as well as specific technological sciences, combined with artificial intelligence are profoundly impacting the traditional national security environment,” Air Chief said.

On the other hand Pakistan Air Force has provided 4848 tents, 377457 food packages, 3095.25 tons of ration, 231,693 litres of fresh water for the flood affectees. Moreover, PAF has established 45 medical camps where 56559 patients have been treated so far. 20 tent cities accommodating 19807 people and 54 relief camps have also been established. PAF helicopter and transport fleet also carried out 255 sorties and evacuated 99 people from the flood-affected areas in last 24 hours.—INP


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